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Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
leadership plans to take -- where the new leadership plans to take the country. >> mexico's new national security adviser says the government's drug policy is failing. addressing a security meeting, he said capturing cartel leaders breaks up gangs which makes the more violent. talks are being held to try to help colombia -- to halt colombia's civil war. our reporter traveled to a town where an entire community was forced from their land. >> this is what is left of the town, a once thriving farming town near the caribbean coast. right-wing paramilitary fighters and they did in 2000, accusing the residents of collaborating with leftist rebels. 12 people were killed. the village was displaced. >> that is where i was raised. is family works this land for generations. >> the land is very fertile. some say if you so money, money will grow. the truth is this is very productive land. conr, plantains, yuca. -- conr. everybody has access to the land. >> he is a landless farmers today living in a makeshift settlement. most food production has been replaced with palm plantations controlled by rich o
Dec 20, 2012 8:00am PST
at the situation in mexico with david barstow. a new study is predicting a current trends hold fatalities caused by guns in the u.s. will likely exceed those caused by traffic incidents for the first time by 2015. according to bloomberg news, while motor vehicle deaths dropped 22% from 2005 to 2010, firearm deaths are now on the rise from a low point in 2000. based on a 10-year average trend, gun deaths will jump to almost 33,0002015, while auto deaths will drop to 32,003 had experts attribute the shift to public policy, including stricter vehicle standards restrictions on young drivers and a number of new safety laws. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. funerals continue in newtown, connecticut after friday's shooting rampage that left 20 students and six staff members dead at the sandy hook elementary school. for more children were laid to rest wednesday, as well as the principle of the school, dawn hoch
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
, only three metates left the market on the backs of new owners. sanders thinks that like their modern counterparts in mexico, the copan metateros were also farmers. filomeno does not have enough land to be a full-time farmer, but in ancient copan, there was ample land, but of poor quality. the land at petapilla would barely sustain the family working it, so making metates part-time to supplement what they could grow made economic sense. sanders and his team have now found evidence that other farmers around copan were also engaged in part-time manufacturing in specializations like lime making, pottery and woodworking. these part-time specializations are for sanders a sign that the economy of copan was taking the first steps toward complexity. sharing the sun with ancient copan was another city whose economy was so complex it became a wonder of the ancient world. that city was teotihuacan. teotihuacan -- founded more than 2,000 years ago. around a.d. 600, at the height of its power, this magnificent city held at least 125,000 people, five times the population of the entire kingdom of co
Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
. for the first time in centuries, the ancient maya were speaking for themselves. at palenque, in southern mexico, their voices revealed a grand dynasty that ruled for 10 generations. [ mix of voices speaking maya and english ] 1,330 years after the new era began... he was born, kan xul, the child of the mother... ...5 months, 14 days after he had been born, he then crowned himself on march 11, 431. keach: the mightiest voice in palenque belonged to the man buried beneath the temple of the inscription. archaeologist peter matthews. matthews: we can now read this entire inscription. it begins over here with the date, the verb of which is recorded here, saying literally, "he was born." it then moves directly into another date, and these numbers here represent 4 followed by the glyph for a 20-year period here. so 4 times 20 years, or roughly 80 years between those two dates. then we get a glyph here giving the event of the second date, he died. and then the name of the person who both was born and died, the great son, pacal, shown here by a shield sign, which is read "pacal" in mayan. finally, to en
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